Barbara PetrieFiction, Adventure, New Zealand, Visionary and Metaphysical
Barbara Petrie is a poet, novelist and editor, b New Zealand she began her career as a journalist, was published in Landfall, and later turned to entrepreneurial publishing. She has worked as a publisher’s editor, teacher, and theatrical writer/performer. In Australia her poetry has been published in literary journals; she is the author of two books of poetry, Farrow Night (Island Press) and Priscilla Scales & Other Cautionary Tales [for children] (Butterfly Books). She edited William Hart-Smith: Hand to Hand: A Garnering (Butterfly Books) and five regional/national /international poetry anthologies including Kiwi & Emu, An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Australian and New Zealand Women (Butterfly Books) copies of which were gifted by the Australian Government to New Zealand for its sesquicentenary. Education: Rangiora High School; Bachelor of Music Degree (UWS); Te Ata Hou: Te Puna Wanaka.
The Eel of Te Raki follows a novel, The Seer’s Wolf (Bridgidada Press, 2015). She was poetry judge for the Heritage Awards, New Zealand, in 2016.
She sometimes writes songs and sings with a brotherly duo.